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What is Trigger Point Therapy?

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. The therapist appropriate pressure and other techniques   to relax/eliminate these point and eliminate the refered pain.

How trigger points are formed?


The damage to muscle and connective tissue which results in trigger points can occur several ways. It can happen as the result of:


  • Repetitive overuse injuries (using the same body parts in the same way hundreds of times on a daily basis) from activities such as typing/mousing, handheld electronics, gardening, home improvement projects, work environments, etc.


  • Sustained loading as with heavy lifting, carrying babies, briefcases, boxes, wearing body armor or lifting bedridden patients.


  • Habitually poor posture due to our sedentary lifestyles, de-conditioning and poorly designed furniture.


  • Muscle clenching and tensing due to mental/emotional stress.


  • Direct injury such as a blow, strain, break, twist or tear. Think car accidents, sports injuries, falling down stairs and the like.


  • Surprisingly, trigger points can even develop due to inactivity such as prolonged bed rest or sitting.




  • Back pain

  • Headaches

  • Neck pain

  • Rotator cuff (shoulder) pain

  • Jaw pain (TMJD)

  • Tennis elbow

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Hand and arm pain

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

  • Pelvic pain

  • Hip pain

  • "Sciatic" pain (buttock and leg pain)

  • Leg and knee pain

  • Plantar fascitis (foot) pain

  • Tendinitis/tendinopathy

  • Burstitis

  • Arthritis

  • Disc pain (bulge/rupture/herniation) and radiculopathy

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Fibromyalgia


















Patrick has studied cutting edge manual and dry needling triggerpoint techniques with the worlds leading experts and authors on manual therapies for Myofascial pain, Dr. Jan Dommerholt and Dr.Michelle Layton, Bethesda, U.S.A. As well as training in Neuromuscular Therapy with Dr. Scott Bernius, D.C. New York, U.S.A.


Here in Peru he has complented a higher postgradate diploma in manual orthopedic therapy and looking to begin his doctorate studies this year.



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